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Europa Rising


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New Horizons took this image of the icy moon Europa rising above Jupiter's cloud tops with its Long Range Reconnaissance Imager (LORRI) at 11:48 Universal Time on February 28, 2007, six hours after the spacecraft's closest approach to Jupiter. The picture was one of a handful of the Jupiter system that New Horizons took primarily for artistic, rather than scientific, value. This particular scene was suggested by space enthusiast Richard Hendricks of Austin, Texas, in response to an Internet request by New Horizons scientists for evocative, artistic imaging opportunities at Jupiter. The spacecraft was 2.3 million kilometers (1.4 million miles) from Jupiter and 3 million kilometers (1.8 million miles) from Europa when the picture was taken. Europa's diameter is 3,120 kilometers (1,939 miles). The image is centered on Europa coordinates 5 degrees south, 6 degrees west. In keeping with its artistic intent - and to provide a more dramatic perspective - the image has been rotated so south is at the top.


Mediatype image
Creator NASA/Johns Hopkins University Applied Physics Laboratory/Southwest Research Institute
Date 0000
Instrument LORRI
Program New Horizons
Object Europa
Insightuid nasaNAS~4~4~19447~124347
Source http://photojournal.jpl.nasa.gov/catalog/PIA09361
What New Horizons
What Moon
What Europa
What Long Range Reconnaissance Imager
What Imager
What LORRI
What Jupiter
Where Austin
Where Texas
Identifier PLAN-PIA09361
Addeddate 2009-11-03 03:59:18
Publicdate 2009-11-03 04:04:01

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